Not Your Typical Deli
1166 S. Gilbert Road, #101
When they created Not Your Typical Deli in 2016, Chef W and his wife, Vanessa Luna, their
investment partners and their employees — most of whom are young autistic adults — didn’t
quite realize what a beast they were unleashing.
Gilbert residents, heartened by the sandwich shop’s mission, flocked to the place in droves,
prompting a move to a sleek new space in Gilbert Town Square near the Regal Cinemas Gilbert
14 over a year ago. The café and patio also include a One More Bite Bakery outlet and a small
Bergies operation that custom roasts the NYT Deli Blend.
Although none of it would have happened without the delicious, Italian-style sandwiches, Chef
W said it’s all on the very special employees. “They’re running the show now. This is their
restaurant. It’s amazing what these kids have done.”
610 N. Gilbert Road
2894 S. Santan Village Pkwy., #101